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Community Partners To Showcase Nitrogen Research, Best Management Practices During Field Day

The Illinois Farm Bureau, together with the Warren-Henderson County Farm Bureau, Tri-County Cattleman’s Association and University of Illinois (U of I) Extension will host a field day Friday, Aug. 30 to showcase research efforts to improve nitrogen use efficiency. “Our final summer 2019 field day is a great opportunity for local farmers and researchers to…
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Child Pornography and Sex Assault FELONY ARREST

Illinois State Police (ISP) officials announce the arrest of James E. Haley, age 44 of Viola, Il, for one count of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault (Class X Felony),  14 counts of Child Pornography (Class 1 Felonies), and one count of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse (Class 2 Felony).  On June 13, 2019, ISP Investigators were requested…
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Swing for a Cure Softball Tournament This Weekend

The fourth annual Swing for a Cure softball tournament is taking place this weekend at the Warren County YMCA softball fields. The tournament raises money each year to a family who has been impacted by cancer. The proceeds for this year’s tournament will go to the Blake family. Their daughter Josie is currently battling Acute…
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Diabetes Education Coordinators to Work Under New Title

Diabetes education coordinators, like Tina Canada at OSF Holy Family Medical Center in Monmouth, will soon have a title change. The American Association of Diabetes Educators are changing the Diabetes Education Coordinator title to Diabetes Care and Education Specialist. Canada explains why. “A lot of people don’t want to be educated. They feel like if…
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Monthly Diabetes Support Group Coming to OSF August 26

OSF Holy Family Medical Center in Monmouth is hosting its monthly Diabetes Support Group Monday, August 26 at five pm in the Wellness Classroom at OSF. The support group is free and no registration is required. An optional meal of soup, salad, and dessert will be served for five dollars. Tina Canada, Diabetes Education Specialist…
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OSF Hosting Diabetes Med Update Next Week

OSF Holy Family Medical Center in Monmouth will be hosting a Diabetes Medication Update on Wednesday, August 21 at two and three pm. Tina Canada, Diabetes Education Coordinator at OSF, gives details of the Update. “It’s for people in healthcare to get continuing education credit and learn about diabetes medication, especially the newer ones and…
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M-R School District Approve Tentative Budget

Monmouth-Roseville School District approved a tentative budget at their latest school board meeting. The budget is balanced for the third consecutive year due to increased evidence-based funding from the State of Illinois. Despite the increase, Superintendent Ed Fletcher says the School District must continue to spend responsibly: “We still have to be efficient with our…
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M-R Staff to Receive Trauma Training

The staff at Monmouth-Roseville School District will be partaking in a Trauma Informed Training session next week in order to identify signs and become educated on how to help students who may be undergoing trauma. Superintendent Ed Fletcher reports on why this will be a great addition into a teachers’ toolbox: “In all my years,…
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M-R School District Completes Summer School Program

Monmouth-Roseville School District completed their summer school program recently, with 32 students enrolled in the program. The program ended with a presentation by Aaron Sikorski. Monmouth-Roseville Superintendent Ed Fletcher says summer school was a success: “Kids gained some confidence. At the beginning of the session they were saying, ‘hey, I can’t do this, I don’t…
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M-R Completed Numerous School Improvements This Summer

Improvements were made at several Monmouth-Roseville School District facilities recently, according to Monmouth-Roseville Superintendent Ed Fletcher. The improvements include remodeling of the Family Consumer Science classroom and Library Media Center at Monmouth-Roseville High School, air conditioning units at Lincoln Elementary School and the High School gym, new lights at Sunny Lane Field, and a security…
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Spend Your Thursday Evening in Market Alley

The next installment of the Market Alley Music Days takes place tomorrow night from 5 to 7 pm in downtown Monmouth outside Market Alley Wines. Amy Patterson, Executive Director of the Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce, shares who is performing and what will be available for food: “Jordan Danielson will be doing the music. Granny’s…
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Security Savings Bank’s Jenks to Retire: Brad Ray to be named New CEO

Security Savings Bank CEO and President as well as Monmouth Area Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year recipient Stan Jenks will be retiring in November after a 44-year career. Brad Ray has been elected by the board as the new President. Jenks explains the transition. “I’ll still be at the bank until the end…
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